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pro- or semi pro

STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
24 Sep 2012 4:35PM
I take a lot and sell a few, does that make me a semi or a pro? the few i sell i am delighted with does that make me a happy semi-pro or a disappointed pro?
ps as my teacher" said could do better"

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mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 4:38PM
does a label change the way you take photographs? will it sell ore images do you think being labeled PRO...?
id be happy you take good images and happier that you sell some. no need for a label to show your good at what you do.
lemmy 11 2.7k United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 4:46PM
What's in a word?
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
24 Sep 2012 4:57PM
thats exactly the point i am trying to make we do what we can to our best ability! but the question asked was when do you step over the line as of from beginner, armature, semi pro and all the way up to so called pro? "that's going to get em biting" this could be fun no offence ment.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
24 Sep 2012 5:09PM
Amateur......I'm under no illusions, I don't sell my work and I don't actively try to sell it. I sometimes let people have it for charitable reasons, but that's only because I specialise in things a lot of pro/semi pro togs don't.....

mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 5:14PM
ok for "fun" i guess i would label myself as a semi pro knowing i have sold images and have been commissioned for shoots, BUT its not my main objective to "sell" images just to take them for lesuire.....
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
24 Sep 2012 5:23PM
thats more like it a bit of fun i sold my sister a picture of her and the kids she said god i look realy old in that i said well you should have paid me to photoshop it and make you look younger, havent spoken to her lately dont know wats up with her!
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 5:24PM
hmm i cant take a wild guess.....
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
24 Sep 2012 5:33PM
know where your coming from ade your work is top class.
lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
24 Sep 2012 5:55PM
I reckon Im a semi pro pro amatuer with a big dose of beginner in genres out of my comfort zoneTongue
thewilliam 9 6.1k
24 Sep 2012 6:05PM

Quote:What's in a word?

An insurance company often attaches great importance to a snapper's status when a camera bites the dust and the claim is against a household policy.
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
24 Sep 2012 6:16PM
very rare I do a shoot where I'm not asked "how long have you been doing it for"

it's an interesting one really - it's 2 years full time, 7 years since paid wedding no.1 and 10 years since DSLR no.1

I still find it amazing that I actually get paid for effectively doing my hobby - even walking around building sites with a group of directors and managers trying to get "brochure" shots is rather enjoyable.

I may feel differently were I shooting products all day

But as I'm head honcho, I choose not to do that.... very often anyway Wink
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
24 Sep 2012 7:00PM
who you asking ade? if it me ah for god sake years but havent got it right yet, only just found out what iso means used to think in ment in some occasions switch to auto!
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
24 Sep 2012 7:23PM
so back to the start of this if you sell shots pro or semi? the definition of pro correct me if im wrong is a tog who makes his or hers full time income out of photography? a semi pro is someone who only makes a little out of their hobby?
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
24 Sep 2012 7:43PM
if you sell a pile of bricks, are you a professional or semi professional brick seller ?

if you sell some photos you are a person who has sold some photos....

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